Salmon Leather Community Learning Circle

Super keen participants made our Community Learning Circle at Skipper Otto’s a pleasure to lead. Some of them weren’t even there to get hands-on; just to find out what it’s all about and ask good questions. Thanks to Amy Logan for this writeup in the Westender about it. Advertisements

Salmon Leather

Making leather from fish skins has been done in cultures all over the world, from Asia to Europe to Turtle Island; it was done commercially in Europe and North America during hard times in the early 20th Century, and is now practiced by small tanneries in Europe and Australia serving the artisanal and luxury goods…

Sheep Skin Tanning – FULL

Sheep skin tanning workshop with Crow’s Nest Wildcraft, hosted by Laurica Farm and Fraser Common Farm, Aldergrove

Cold Hands, Warm Hearts

Cold raw skin… icky, slimy, smelly. But warmed with careful hands and a heartfelt gratitude for the animals’ lives, and for the heritage and wisdom of our ancestors and those who shared their knowledge with us, that same flesh is both transformed, and transformative. Thanks to Karen for providing us with the fish skins, waste from a…